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Information on Lazania Village in Cyprus

Lazania Village                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Lazania Village lies in the Nicosia District of Cyprus, in the Machairas region of the Troodos Mountains The nearest villages are Gourri and Fikardou. The Machairas Monastery is also nearby.

Lazania Village                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The drive to the village has some of the most spectacular scenery in Cyprus. There are clear unobstructed views of the Troodos Mountains and the rolling hills nearby. The clear fresh air adds to the clear views. The large white telecommunications golf ball, with the forestry department look out post underneath, is also nearby.

Lazania Village                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Lazania Village is a very small village with very few inhabitants. There are probably less than 10 people living permanently in the village during the week, with slightly more residents to be seen at the weekends.

Lazania Village is very high up in the mountains, therefore it is very cold in the winter and as you would expect, the winter in Cyprus begins much earlier in this mountain village. The height also helps in the summer, when it is much cooler, so people may escape the summer heat and humidity of the lower villages and coastal areas.

Lazania Village                                           Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The old stone village houses are built from the local dark grey stone found in the area. The walls are very thick which keeps the houses warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The whole village is virtually built from the local stone, which helps to keep the very traditional look of the village.

Lazania Village                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

In nearly every house, you will see a clay oven in the garden, used to make bread and the local Cypriot dish, Kleftiko. Zivania is still made locally. The old village houses that were left abandoned for so many years, are slowly being renovated in the old traditional style.

Lazania Village                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Lazania Village is a popular hikers destination, with it's spectacular views, nature and it is within easy hiking distance from the other villages nearby.

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